Wingbuster Fall Fly-Off

NOVEMBER 6, 2011 – MIDDLEBORO, MA – This year the Wingbuster Club Field in Middleboro, Massachusetts was once again chosen as the site for our annual post-season contest. In addition to being a great late season Formula GX event, this post season contest has become the forum at which the top finishers in the New England season point championships receive their awards. The weather was seasonable, with temperatures into the fifties and a moderate wind. This year’s event attracted six pilots to celebrate a successful 2011 Formula GX season.

Round one saw Chris Sarnowski and Neil Simpson get off to the best starts each posting 620 point wins. In round two Chris and Neil flew to a one cut apiece draw to remain atop the leaderboard, however, round two also saw Matt and Brian Stas each post good wins, following their round one mid-air. At the halfway point they were just behind the leaders.  Round three started with Matt earning a two cut to one win over Chris. Next, Neil got an airtime win over Brian each pilot posting one cut apiece. Paul Kubek also climbed into contention with a two cut round three win. Going into the final round it was Neil with 1750 points, Matt with 1655 points, Chris with 1530 points and Paul with 1425 points. The last two matches would be meaningful. In the first of these Paul got an airtime win over Chris. In the final Neil and Matt flew to a low scoring draw in a match that had much more action than the score reflected. When the cumulative scores were tabulated Neil had the contest win followed by Matt and Paul.
Thank you, again this week, to the Wingbuster Model Airplane Club for the use of their fine facility and thanks to all the guys who helped judge the matches, not just on this day, but all year long. Also, a special thank you to Joe Fustolo, who was unable to fly, but came by anyway, spending his day acting as head judge and making everyone’s day easier and more enjoyable in the process.

Wingbuster Fall Fly-Off
6 contestants ( 6 from MA )
12 matches - 1 mid-air

(E) Neil Simpson/E. Brookfield, MA 2160pts
(E) Matt Stas/Kingston, MA    2065pts
(A) Paul Kubek/Brockton, MA 1945pts
(E) Brian Stas/Kingston, MA   1735pts
(A) Chris Sarnowski-Bedford, MA    1630pts
(E) Glenn Simpson/Worcester, MA 1410pts

The top three were Neil Simpson (1st), Matt Stas (2nd) and Paul Kubek (3rd)

photos courtesy of Brian Stas